John Robinson

John Robinson
b: 1783
d:
Biography
<150> John Robinson -- Born 1783. Described as mulatto.
Son of Betty Robinson <424>. Residing at Leo in 1788 and
1791. Named in 1791 deed of emancipation. Scheduled for
emancipation in 1805. In 1796, John went to live in Robert
Carter's household in Baltimore, but returned to Bull Run
early in 1797. Sometime during the following year, he was
sent to live with one of Carter's sons (either John Tasker
or George) near Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. In
July 1798, an attempt was made (by an unknown party) to sell
him as a slave for life, but Carter stated that he could
only be bound until 1805, in accordance with the 1791 deed
of emancipation. John was emancipated by a deed dated
January 1, 1805, but the deed was refused by Frederick
County Court in April. Probably freed after 1808 ruling by
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Sources: Deed of
Emancipation, August 1, 1791, pt. 1, pp. 6, 34, and pt. 2,
pp. 13, 29, 48; "2d Book of Miscellanies," pp. 72-73;
Letterbook, 1794-1796, pp. 182-83; Letterbook, 1797-1800,
pp. 73-74; Benjamin Dawson's letters to Robert Carter III,March 10, 1796, and February 6, 1797, C.F.P., 1651-1861,
Sect. 22 (Mss] C2468 a323-350), VHS; John Jack to Robert
Carter III, July 16, 1798, C.F.P., 1651-1861, Sect. 22 (Mss]
C2468 a463), VHS; Frederick County Court Minutes, 1801-1805,
VSA microfilm, p. 529; Frederick County Superior Court Order
Book, 1804-1812, VSA microfilm, p. 145.
Facts
  • 1783 - Birth -
  • Death - Y
Ancestors
   
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Billy Burke
1723 or 1724 -
 
   
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Betty Robinson
Birth1757
Death
Marriageto Betty Robinson
FatherBilly Burke
MotherHannah Gaskins
CHILDREN
MMoin Robinson
Birth1790
Death
FKeziah Robinson
Birth1793
Death
FEsther Robinson
Birth1787
Death
MBilly Robinson
Birth1785
Death
MJohn Robinson
Birth1783
Death
FCharlotte Robinson
Birth
Death